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Flood waters rise in southeast Missouri

April 29, 2011 | 10:43 p.m. CDT
A levee holds back water in southeast Missouri on Friday. Despite a complex system of levees to prevent flooding, heavy rains this spring and heavy snow fall in the winter has led to record-high water levels in many communities.

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